What does Verizon’s report on data breaches reveal about healthcare?

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What does Verizon’s report on data breaches reveal about healthcare?

April 22, 2014 6:57 am by | 1 Comments

One of the healthcare industry’s biggest issues is a lack of visibility and it seems to be an impediment to improving security. That was one of the findings of Suzanne…


Nielsen: Smartphones used by more than half of Americans aged 55+

Nielsen: Smartphones used by more than half of Americans aged 55+

April 22, 2014 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

Don’t look now, but the transition to a mobile-centric computing culture in the U.S. is now certified. Let’s check some new data points that represent several crossed Rubicons in the…


What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

April 22, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Here’s another addition to the list of potential health applications for Oculus Rift. Last fall video game artist Pri Firstenberg got ahold of an early version of the virtual reality…



What will it take for wearable technology to reach a tipping point?

What will it take for wearable technology to reach a tipping point?

April 21, 2014 7:25 pm by | 0 Comments

Alex Le is the co-founder and vice president of product of Heyday, an automatic journaling app. Take a quick survey of the wearable industry today and the only thing that’s…


Could radar imaging technology to detect falls offer better alternative to cameras, wearables?

Could radar imaging technology to detect falls offer better alternative to cameras, wearables?

April 21, 2014 2:40 pm by | 0 Comments

An engineering professor wants to take a form of radar detection for the military and apply it to the aging-in-place population. The goal is to develop a better way to…


How are Michigan’s health systems responding to doctor shortage?

How are Michigan’s health systems responding to doctor shortage?

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm by | 1 Comments

Michigan’s medical schools, doctors offices and health care networks are tackling a shortage of primary care doctors that is expected to worsen under the Affordable Care Act. The state and…


Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

April 21, 2014 8:26 am by | 0 Comments

In the near future, medtech may take a cue from rock music. Indie musician Imogen Heap and her team of scientists and designers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise 200,000…


Why Posting Doctors Medicare Earnings is Misleading

Why Posting Doctors Medicare Earnings is Misleading

April 20, 2014 11:20 pm by | 0 Comments

It has been much debated and many people are welcoming the new transparency. I have heard people say that doctors are just too whiny and don’t want people to know…



A health IT nightmare: Is your site still vulnerable to Heartbleed?

A health IT nightmare: Is your site still vulnerable to Heartbleed?

April 20, 2014 2:00 pm by | 0 Comments

While many of the top websites in the world have protected themselves from the Heartbleed security vulnerability, plenty of them still need work — as do several pieces of software…


IT Security firm: Denial of service attacks are getting smarter, bigger, faster, stronger

IT Security firm: Denial of service attacks are getting smarter, bigger, faster, stronger

April 20, 2014 11:25 am by | 0 Comments

p>Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are evolving at a rapid pace with no appearance of slowing down. Incapsula’s research team has been tracking trends in the DDoS landscape and…


Healthcare.gov asking users to change passwords due to Heartbleed worries

Healthcare.gov asking users to change passwords due to Heartbleed worries

April 20, 2014 5:01 am by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review…


Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

April 18, 2014 5:54 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of the annual Webby Awards this year,  11 mobile health apps were chosen as honorees. They include behavioral health apps from the Veteran’s Administration, a diabetes app from…


Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

April 18, 2014 3:29 pm by | 0 Comments

The tradition of predicting flu and tracking disease outbreaks has tended to fall exclusively on the shoulders of the Centers for Disease Control. Healthcare entrepreneurs have sought to supplement that…


7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

April 18, 2014 1:11 pm by | 2 Comments

Senior Americans’ grasp of the Internet and mobile devices is more complex than most people may realize, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. About six in 10…


In the Internet revolution, we can’t afford to leave part of the country behind

In the Internet revolution, we can’t afford to leave part of the country behind

April 18, 2014 12:09 pm by | 0 Comments

Too many communities have been left behind as the Internet revolution marches on. In areas of the U.S. underserved by broadband networks – where it might also be too expensive…


Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

April 18, 2014 11:35 am by | 0 Comments

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends…